M.I.A. unofficially kicked off Canadian Music week on Saturday May 3 at Tattoo. Performing an intimate free concert to 400 lucky fans, M.I.A. wowed the crowd at Tattoo to kickstart this year’s festival, our photographer Eddy Rissling was there to catch some dope flicks or M.I.A. performance check it out and let me know if you went to the show!
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Tuesday May 6, 2014 was a legendary day for Hip-Hop in Toronto! It was the the first time The Lox (Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch) performed together and they did so at Sound Academy. Special thanks to 90 Nickel Entertainment and Peter Jackson for making it possible. We had amazing access into the performances as we were on stage and in the media pit snapping photos and video that we published to our instagram account. Take it in and let me know what your favourite moment was of the show, you don’t realize how many hits they have as a group and individually until you hear them being performed back to back.
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Look out for our interview with Naturally Born Strangers coming very soon. Congratulations once again to the whole Legends League team, Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb, Addy and the whole team. Over 700 people attended this show which is pretty rare in terms of attendance when it comes to local talent. I unfortunately missed out on their performance (my best friend forgot their ID) I hope that this does develop into a tour though. Request Naturally Born strangers to perform in your city! In the meantime check the photography by CZR-E for The Come Up Show.
It was November 9, 1993 that Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) made its debut to the world and 20 years later it’s touted as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. The celebration wouldn’t have been the same if Wu-Tang Clan hadn’t reunited on stage and we’ve seen few select dates in 2013. Toronto was one of those lucky cities to witness the legendary group live minus Rza and Masta Killa. Our reviewer Colton couldn’t see the show because of circumstances beyond our control but we did manage to get access for our photographer Danielle Da Silva to capture a couple of flicks.
Check out the photos of the opening acts such as Peter Jackson, Trinity Chris, Gangis Khan, and the headlining act The Wu-Tang Clan. Let me know what your experience of the show was like in the comment section.
While most Canadian emcees struggle to release an album, Sese is on his second album in 2013. The first presentation was Age of Aquarius in March and just before the year wraps up he announces the Sayzor Ramone EP due December 6, 2013. You can expect collaborators like Luu Breeze on the album who is currently on the Live In Concert Tour with Sese, G Milla and special guests. I’m hosting the London date on the 29th of November reach! Read the full press release below and the EP is available for pre-order right now on bandcamp.
Toronto, ON – The theme music starts… And, the roar from the fans rolls like a tide through the stadium. The ring announcer starts, “Introducing, from St. Catherines, Ontario weighing 287 pounds… The Bad Guy, SAYZOR RAMONE! For Aristo Music Group recording artist Sese (Pronounced Say-Zee) channeling over the top charisma, brash lady’s man bravado and technical skills to put him a cut above the rest comes as second nature. The parallels between he and his favourite wrestler the WWF’s Rayzor Ramone character are endless on his new 8-Track offering aptly-titled, “Sayzor Ramone.” “I just [really] wanted to embody that charisma he had. He was all about the ladies and dressing the best, but on top of that he was a top competitor and his talent overshadowed his cocky bravado,” says Sese of his new collection. Giving fans and music lovers a high energy ringside like experience is heard throughout the offering. “I just wanted to make a cohesive project. I wanted it to be high energy, and it to embody that feeling of stepping into the ring, the crowd, the lights, the theme. I wanted it to feel very over the top… No Royale Rumble.” Boasting a mix of some frequent collaborators, and the introduction to some new sound masters, “Sayzor Ramone” flows from top to bottom. With features from Luu Breeze and Hardbody. And, production from Jayze, 2oolman, Superville, The Workx and UTVMG in-house producer Jmakbeatz the sounds are bass heavy and high impact. Currently on the “Live In Concert Tour” with Luu Breeze and G MILLA, Sese continues to bring his high energy approach to fans across the nation. Be sure to look out for Sese in a city near you.
Pre-Order: Sese- “Sayzor Ramone”
For the past few years Detroit rapper, Danny Brown has put in a continuous effort to get into Canada and has been unsuccessful. That all changed last night at the Danforth Music Hall where Danny Brown embraced Toronto with NY’s Queens rapper Action Bronson kicking off the show. Check out the full review and pictures after the jump!
Here are all the photos taken by our photographer Eddy Rissling, make sure to check out a quick recap review of the Mac Miller concert this past week. We also interviewed Mac Miller last year talking about his album Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Did you go to the concert? What did you think? Most feedback I’ve heard is that people had a fabulous time, I’m curious to know what you think.